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‘Whitney’: Tyler Perry sets first project under new production company Peachtree & Vine


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Tyler Perry isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

According to Deadline, the multi-hyphenated director-producer has set his first project under his newly launched production studio, Peachtree & Vine, with former Lionsgate marketing executive Tim Palen.

Tentatively titled, Whitney, the new film is described as a psychological thriller about the “profound power of memory and monuments in the Deep South.

“We loved this story right from the pitch,” said Perry and Palen in a joint statement. “It’s culturally relevant, smart and very provocative – all qualities we look for in the projects we want to partner on.”

Perry will serve as the executive producer on the project, which will be released through Paramount Players.

The news comes after Perry announced his Netflix film debut, A Fall From Grace, which will launch on January 17.

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